Materials
Wave Loft
dinghy covers are available in two grades of fabric, PVC Polyester and Acrylic Canvas.
We use a high quality fully impregnated 560 gsm (heavy weight)nPVC Polyester that is UV stabilised and provides a robust long lasting cover. Wave Loft are able to offer PVC Polyester covers in a choice of colours, including  Red, Blue, and Light Grey as standard, and can provide other colours on request. PVC Polyester covers are suitable for most dinghies where owners want an economically priced durable cover.
The Acrylic Canvas is a top quality fabric and a premium quality substitute for cotton polyester. It's a breathable fabric with inherent UV, anti fungal and anti mildew protection, and has better structural stability, water dispersion and a lighter weight at 320 gsm than polyester cotton . Acrylic Canvas covers are ideal for dinghies that are sensitive to trapped moisture. Wave Loft manufacture breathable covers from Acrylic Canvas using PVC Polyester at significant wear points such as the side skirts, shroud cuffs and mast wrap. Covers completely in Acrylic Canvas can be provided on request.

Design
Wave Loft dingy covers are designed to offer maximum protection to your dinghy whilst being easy to use and hard wearing. For the majority of our dinghy covers we cut the mast access between the mast and the starboard shroud. This is normally the shortest point, and allows us to construct a generous overlap and makes for a more secure join. All join areas are fitted with 50mm wide hook and loop tape, and side release buckles. Our covers incorporate a deep perimeter skirt to maximise protection to the hull sides. We use 25mm webbing for the under hull straps fitted with side release buckles, and for all other strap points. Our unique skirt tightening mechanism also uses 25mm webbing fitted with a ladder buckles. Again this makes for a durable and easy to use cover. Our mast up and over boom covers are fitted with halyard lift points to minimise water pooling in the cover. A generous mast wrap is fitted with webbing strap and ladder buckle. Shroud cuffs are fitted where possible to minimise water ingress.

Construction
All Wave Loft dinghy top covers are manufactured with durability in mind. We use heavy weight thread, sewn with compound feed lock stitch industrial sewing machines, to ensure a robust stitch is formed. All strap points are reinforced with additional fabric, and sewn to the material using a box and flag stitch pattern. All exposed edges are turned back and sewn, and the side skirts are sewn to the top panels using a turned over seam with two lock stitch runs. Webbing is used to trim wear points around the shrouds and fore stay.

Wave Loft offer a range of dinghy cover formats, including trailing, mast up, boom up and under covers, in a choice of colours. Our comprehensive pattern library includes most of the popular sailing dinghies. If we havent got a pattern for your dinghy we can quickly shape a pattern to meet your needs. Completing the Wave Loft measurement form provides all the detail we need to create a pattern and produce you a perfect cover.

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Hull Cover

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Mast Up Cover
(unstayed mast)

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Boom Up Cover

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Mast Up Cover

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Trailing Cover

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Wave Loft Trailing covers ideal for those sailors that are regularly towing their boats and who want maximum protection for their boat. Also Suitable for dinghies where the rig can be easily raised and lowered, such as the Topper and Laser dinghies, and the gaff rigged Mirror dinghy.

Wave Loft hull covers made from PU coated Polyester provide maximum protection to the underside of the dinghy during transit or whilst in the dinghy park or in storage. Hull covers not only ensure water and dirt ingress is kept to a minimum but also reduce the harmful effect of UV radiation.

Wave Loft mast up covers are ideal for the club sailor who also trails their boat to attend events. The covers include a deep skirt, shroud cuffs where possible, mast wrap, halyard lift point, side release buckles on all straps and Wave Lofts unique skirt tightening mechanism

Wave Loft boom up covers are similar to the Wave Loft mast up covers, but with an enlarged air space between the cover and the dinghy, minimising contact with the decks and allowing better air flow. Over boom covers are ideal for all wood and wooden decked boats, or when sails and foils and other equipment are stored within the boat.

Wave Loft mast up covers for un-stayed rigs are available in both flat and boom up formats. Suitable for the Finn and Europe they are also ideal for dinghies such as the Topper  and Laser when left permanently rigged by sailing schools, boat hire firms, or families on holiday.

DINGHY COVERS

Tel: 01326 378993    Email: info@waveloft.com